The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:41:41 EDT <![CDATA[Book Review: A World of Hurt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149397/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-A-World-of-Hurt/149397/ A political history of pain revisits extreme personal and partisan discomfort.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Through a Class, Darkly]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149399/ http://chronicle.com/article/Through-a-Class-Darkly/149399/ Strange academic dreams? The doctor is in.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Speed Kills]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149401/ http://chronicle.com/article/Speed-Kills/149401/ How fast can human activity get before it becomes inhuman?

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Time to Imagine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149395/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-to-Imagine/149395/ Leisure requires and inspires rumination. Both are out of fashion.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[With Friends Like These …]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149393/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Friends-Like-These-/149393/ Heck of a job, American Studies Association. Your boycott of Israeli academe is undermining your greatest potential allies.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctuary for the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149273/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sanctuary-for-the-Humanities/149273/ The humanities are considered arcane, of dubious practical value, and a lost cause—in other words, perfect for religious colleges.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: States of Decay]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-States-of-Decay/149257/ A sensory history breathes life—and death—into the Civil War.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scoping Out the Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149271/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scoping-Out-the-Future/149271/ Feeding huge quantities of public data into algorithms, analysts seek in patterns today a glimpse of tomorrow.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Science of Us]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149263/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Science-of-Us/149263/ Scrutinizing digitally detailed trends can markedly improve our world and our health.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Doubts About Big Data]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149267/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Doubts-About-Big-Data/149267/ More information doesn’t make the world a less-complicated place.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['My Brokedown English']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149259/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Brokedown-English/149259/ Students' striking ideas expressed in mangled language prompt thoughts of what could have been, and what may yet be.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Liar's 'Tell']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149261/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Liars-Tell/149261/ Paul Ekman famously identified clues to dishonesty in people’s expressions. Now his critics wonder if he has stretched the truth.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beware Higher-Ed Doomsayers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beware-Higher-Ed-Doomsayers/149087/ The sky is not falling, and those who say it is have questionable motives and methods.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Brands of Nonsense]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Brands-of-Nonsense/149091/ The image of image-seeking serves colleges poorly.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Muhammad for Every Age]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149093/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Muhammad-for-Every-Age/149093/ Biographies of the Prophet have recast him through the generations.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Counterculture à la Carte]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149095/ http://chronicle.com/article/Counterculture-la-Carte/149095/ Students would rather mash up the cultural rebellions of the past than create their own.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['I am not a spy. I am a philosopher.']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149089/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-am-not-a-spy-I-am-a/149089/ An Iranian philosopher in Tehran heard the cell door shut behind him. His solitary education was about to begin.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Life in Death Valley]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148983/ http://chronicle.com/article/Life-in-Death-Valley/148983/ An ecologist revels in the desert's spare vitality.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Eats World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148979/ http://chronicle.com/article/NYU-Eats-World/148979/ An alumna laments the rise of an imperial university.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA['Subirdia']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148981/ http://chronicle.com/article/Subirdia/148981/ Wildlife researchers turn to not-so-wild places.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Day]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148985/ http://chronicle.com/article/Green-Day/148985/ An unstable color has its moment in an unstable world.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Plato's War on Play]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148987/ http://chronicle.com/article/Platos-War-on-Play/148987/ And today's classrooms reflect him in all the wrong ways.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Academics' Writing Stinks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148989/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Academics-Writing-Stinks/148989/ Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What 'Lean In' Leaves Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148843/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Lean-In-Leaves-Out/148843/ Feminism is about more than personal success.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Vengeance Evolved Into Law]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148847/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Vengeance-Evolved-Into-Law/148847/ A new book, filled with dark truths and unpleasant findings, explains the evolutionary basis for punishment.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Madness and the Muse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Madnessthe-Muse/148845/ Has too much been made of a link between madness and creativity?

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT